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Old 06-10-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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I thought it would be fun to kinda see what everyone has learned from home brewing, besides the process of brewing itself. I know there are a lot of skills out there that people have put towards brewing whether it be a DIY project, a little geeky learning, or finding the best way to get SWMBO to to let you keep spending money on beer...
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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Well, I learned that I am not skilled at woodworking

I built my first attempt at a grain hopper today and it did not turn out so well...

(I will post pics later, for some reason I am not able to attach things right now)
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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Well, not actually something I learned from homebrewing, but relearned. Patience. When I taught special education patience was a necessity. When I switched over to the mortgage industry, patience went out the door rather quickly since it's a much more fast paced environment. Since I started brewing I have again learned the importance of patience.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:10 PM   #4
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Planning ahead of time! I take lots of time to research and plan my next recipe so everything is all ready before brew-day. (Of course, I still completely f*ck up and forget things...like hops..).

So I'm still learning.

 
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:13 PM   #5
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I learned that fly-fishing isn't the only hobby I can throw huge amounts of money at without even realizing it because I'm having so much fun.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:15 PM   #6
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Ive learned that homebrewers.....especially here on this site are Elitus ******* ****s!







Oh and real brewers use bleach
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:15 PM   #7
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As a direct result of brewing, I've learned:

How to weld stainless steel
Improved machining processes; specifically, lathe work on aluminum
Physical computing and microprocessor control
A ton of biology and chemistry topics I previously found dry and boring
Beer is equal parts art and science
Beer kegs have dozens of uses besides storing and serving beer
How to distinguish flavor components in food and drink and determine their origin
Mass marketed beer is usually full of half-truths in advertising and almost always lacks real flavor

...and surely a lot more!
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #8
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I've relearned how to formulate a recipe and have it turn out like expected. I've been a baker for 20+ years and the last 16+ have been for major retailers where creativity( at store level) is frowned upon. Just like BMC if you purchase something from (Safeway, Kroger, Publix, Giant etc) in one location it will be the same 500-1000 miles away.
I can now predict what the beer will be like(75-80% correct)
It has also inspired me to bake at home again for the same reason( like a 1.5lb loaf of bread with 6 crumbled strips of bacon and 6oz of cheddar cheese).

 
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:31 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Well, I learned that I am not skilled at woodworking
Me too, but that is changing.

 
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:36 PM   #10
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I've learned that I'm an Artist.
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